Archive for journalism
The newly updated paperback version of Damian McBride's book adds but a little to the original hardback edition.
Chiswick woman removes vacuum cleaner head with ease.
Ebola outbreak: Nobody tested in Lincolnshire for deadly virus
I think the newly enobled Julie Smith (congratulations!) should become Baroness Smith of Churnalism: the typo in the press release about her appointment (giving the council she serves on as the fictional Newnham, not Cambridge) has nicely exposed who just copies and pastes press releases without checking the information or giving the source as a […]
Despite its death often being breathlessly predicted, the good old press release is still hanging on and filling up email inboxes every day.
Associated Press plans to use automation technology from a company called Automated Insights to produce stories about earnings reports.
The problem with that lies with the inevitable over-emphasis on what foreign journalists often call the 'kinetic stuff'.
It's not really about the Lib Dems or Cyril Smith. It's about press regulation. As the last line in the latest Daily Mail editorial says, "With people like these to contend with, could there be any more powerful argument for keeping politicians’ grubby hands off the freedom of the Press?"
There’s lots of coverage in the news today about how much fraud there is the NHS, complete with Labour calling it a “scandal”. Yet poke beneath the numbers and where do they come from? A very simple calculation of what the total level of fraud would be if the NHS suffered from the same amount […]
Poster boy for statistical predictors, Nate Silver, has a new piece out explaining the vision for the future of journalism which lies behind his new site FiveThirtyEight: Our methods are not meant to replace “traditional” or conventional journalism… Still, I would never have launched FiveThirtyEight in 2008, and I would not have chosen to broaden its […]